Capacity Building and Support Officer – South East Sydney

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association Of NSW

Applications Closing: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 17:00

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and skilled Capacity Building and Support Officer to work with people with disability and their families and carers. The position is 5 days per week. Four days based in MDAA’s South East Sydney office in Hurstville and one day per week at MDAA’s Granville office.

Category: Community Development
Field: Advocacy, Information & Campaigns
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: South East Sydney
About us

MDAA provides advocacy to all people with disability, their families and carers with a particular focus on people from non-English speaking (NES) / (CALD) culturally and linguistically diverse background. MDAA is an innovative advocacy agency, where diversity is celebrated and valued.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:

The role and purpose of the Capacity Building and Support Officer is to:

  • Provide a high-quality advocacy and encourage the development of self-advocacy skills;
  • Possess a high level of understanding of the NDIS and have the ability to support the eligible consumer to pre plan for the NDIS;
  • Establish a positive collaborative relationship with the consumer and their support networks and assist the consumer and/or NDIS participant to identify, link with and coordinate support to link with local communities, build skills, and overcome barriers and achieve goals;
  • Build the capacity of NDIS participants and provide support coordination in collaboration with the participant linking to appropriate community and mainstream services;
  • Raise awareness of MDAA services and rights of people with disability in the community.
Desirable Selection Criteria:


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in advocating for people’s rights, community development and networking
  • Strong knowledge of the disability sector including government departments and agencies and non-government organisations and relevant legislation regulations
  • Demonstrated experience in community development and networking.
Other Information:

Applicants should have a commitment to social justice, demonstrated experience in advocacy, good communication and community development skills.

MDAA is an EEO employer and an affirmative action policy applies to people from

NES/CALD background with disability.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Susan Laguna
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 02 9891 6400
How to apply

All applications must address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description. Further enquires to Susan Laguna on 02 9891 6400.

Send your application to:

Confidential, MDAA HR, c/o MDAA

PO Box 884, GRANVILLE 2142

Or email:

Applications close Friday 24 May 2019

Date posted: 09 May 2019

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